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Magical gem: Scarab (A) Chnoubis, voces (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-4425
ID-Number:
Southesk, N 10
Collection:
Int_Whereabouts unknown
Inventory:
N 10
References:
Michel, DMG, no. 11.9_5
Former Collections:
Southesk, James Carnegie, Earl of (1827–1905)
Material:
carnelian, red to brown
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5.5 mm
Iconography:
scarab; Chnoubis, human-headed; rays (6)
Divine Names & Voces:
voces, unidentified; Ἰάω; Χνουβίς; Ἀνοχ

Description: Upright oval, both faces flat. Shape 8–9. Red carnelian. Intact.

A: Scarab.
B: Frontal view of the human-headed, mummiform Chnoubis with six rays around the head. Greek inscription in mirror writing (partly in regular writing) along the edge: ιβαραοιαντησ σεμεθεαα ..[γιγ]αντοπτορηκτα → γιγαντοπορῆκτα voces including 'shatterer of giants.' Greek inscription on the left side of the figure: χολχνουβισ → voces including Χνουβίς. On the right side of the figure: ανοχ → Ἀνοχ. Below the figure: ιαω → Ἰάω.
Post-antique. 

Bibliography
Michel, DMG, 11.9_5
Southesk 1908, 145–146, pl. 15, no. N 10.

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CBd-4425. The Campbell Bonner Magical Gems Database (2010-), developed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, editor-in-chief: Á. M. Nagy. Retrieved from: cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/4425 on 25-04-2024.

Image-ID 12593

Credits Southesk 1908, pl. 15

Notes Casts of side A and B